Reading your Handwriting

Every handwritten paper contains a lot more information than what appears on it to a layman. Besides its contents, somewhere in the way words are written, arranged and aligned, there hides the identity of the writer.

Your handwriting reveals your personality traits. The way you think, your emotional behaviour and even your mind-set can be traced back to how you carve your words on paper.

Gary Thomas, a Professional Handwriting analyst, explains how this science works:

Your brain guides your hand. Everything put on paper is a result of a two-way circuit between your brain and the motor reflex muscles of your hand. Thus, your handwriting becomes a Polygraph or Oscilloscope read-out of your “complete self.” To you, it’s just handwriting, but to a handwriting analyst, it paints a picture of the person “behind the pen.”

Although analysing someone’s nature from his handwriting requires a lot of learning and practice, following are the some simple observations which one can use in practice.

First ask the person to write few line on a blank sheet of paper (without horizontal lines on it). Now observe the following things:

1. How much pressure he/she applies while writing- Pressure indicates emotional energy. High pressure indicates high emotional energy and vice versa.

2. Slant- e.g. right slant looks like this. Right slant indicates dominance of heart over brain in making decisions whereas vertical slant indicates the opposite. People having left slant are generally cold and indifferent.

3. Size- Small handwriting is an indicator of high concentration, because to write small you need a certain amount of concentration. People with Large handwriting are generally lost or have difficulty while trying to focus on something.

4. Baseline- Take the sample of handwriting and draw line under every word and observe how this line looks. If it’s a straight line it represents high emotional restrain, slight ups and downs shows emotional flexibility and high ups and downs show that the person is emotionally out of control.

5. Elevation of baseline- If the baseline is elevated upwards it show presence of optimistic nature. If it is elevated downwards then it indicates presence of pessimistic nature. And a straight line indicates a balance between both.

6. Spacing between letters:

Average spacing means the person is self-confident, feels comfortable about himself and is at ease.

If the letters are very close it shows that the person is uncomfortable, has a low self-esteem and is very self-conscious.

Irregular spacing indicates that the person is uncertain or confused.

7. Spacing between words:

Compressed words shows that the person is crowd lover.

Average spacing between words indicates that the person is comfortable with others.

Wide spacing indicates that he has difficulty in dealing with others and prefers to be alone.

8. Speed of writing: People who write fast are generally impatient, aggressive and quick thinkers.

Average speed indicates creative and organized mentality, people who think twice before jumping to conclusions and very slow writing indicates lack of ambition and determination.